MEredith Olinger

Painter |  Memphis, TN

Artist in residence October 2018

"I work with wallpaper that I design and produce myself, both digitally

and by hand. Layers of wallpaper are affixed to a surface, ripped away,

and then collaged back in. My process is one of digging and building,

cutting and pasting. I continue until the piece feels right. Sometimes it’s

when it looks like an actual artifact, a found wall. Or sometimes it’s the

exact opposite, a completely new thing.

 

I make patterns out of everything. I’ll scan to-do lists, repeat images of

old paintings, or use graphic design work from past jobs. Nothing is off

limits. I also photograph my work while it is in process, make a pattern

out of it, and then place that back into the work. I am interested in the

possibilities of digital representation, the dependence of art and design

on each other, and the elements of chance and control. I walk the line

between painting and installation, art and design, blurring and,

ultimately, eradicating these distinctions."

 

Learn more about Meredith in the Meet the Artist in Residence
feature of our
blog.

 

www.mereditholinger.com

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"I work with wallpaper that I design and produce myself, both digitally

and by hand. Layers of wallpaper are affixed to a surface, ripped away,

and then collaged back in. My process is one of digging and building,

cutting and pasting. I continue until the piece feels right. Sometimes it’s

when it looks like an actual artifact, a found wall. Or sometimes it’s the

exact opposite, a completely new thing.

 

I make patterns out of everything. I’ll scan to-do lists, repeat images of

old paintings, or use graphic design work from past jobs. Nothing is off

limits. I also photograph my work while it is in process, make a pattern

out of it, and then place that back into the work. I am interested in the

possibilities of digital representation, the dependence of art and design

on each other, and the elements of chance and control. I walk the line

between painting and installation, art and design, blurring and,

ultimately, eradicating these distinctions."

 

Learn more about Meredith in the Meet the Artist in Residence
feature of our
blog.

 

www.mereditholinger.com